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South Elgin blanks West Chicago to win title

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By Brian Schaumburg
Daily Herald Correspondent

Most teams start every season with a list of goals.

At the top of that list was for the South Elgin girls soccer team was to win its own tournament.

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The Storm accomplished that feat Thursday by beating West Chicago, 3-0, in the championship game at Millennium Field.

"Our No. 1 goal was to win this tournament for the first time," South Elgin's Anna Tracy said. "It feels really good as a senior to finally do it."

South Elgin has hosted the Spring Fling Invitational since 2009. The Storm reached the title game last season as well, but lost to West Chicago.

On Thursday, the Storm (4-0) took the lead less than 19 minutes into the first half. Savanah Uveges found Tracy with a pass in the penalty area. Tracy's first shot was saved by Wildcats goalkeeper Gaby Navejas. The rebound went right back to Tracy, who had an easy tap in.

Missy Greco increased South Elgin's lead to 2-0 with 5:55 remaining in the first half. Greco outjumped a defender to head in a Uveges cross.

The Wildcats (2-3) nearly cut the deficit to one less than a minute later but South Elgin's Corinne Hildebrandt cleared the ball off the goal line.

"We should be able to score goals. I'm kind of disappointed on that part of it," West Chicago coach Cesar Gomez said. "We hit the crossbar. Their goalie made a couple pretty good saves. Their defense was very disciplined."

Talia Jaramillo scored with 17:53 remaining in the game to complete the scoring. Uveges' header off an Alena Ignatev corner kick was saved by Navejas off the crossbar. The rebound went to Jaramillo, who had an open net to finish.

Jourdan Vaulkner and Jackie DeLaMora each made 3 saves as South Elgin earned its third consecutive shutout in the tournament. The Storm has allowed just one goal in four games this season.

"The shutouts were pretty impeccable," Storm coach Tiffany Disher said. "Our defense has proven that they are excellent this season."

Bartlett 2, Streamwood 1: Carrigan Sablik and Kendra Videckis each scored goals while keeper Amanda Lozada made 8 saves in the Hawks' win over the Sabres at Millennium Field. Josie Dombrowski notched an assist for Bartlett (3-1-1) while Tawny Carroll scored off a corner kick for Streamwood.

Hononegah 6, Jacobs 1: The Golden Eagles (0-1) held a 1-0 lead early in the first half until the Indians rattled off 6-straight goals, 5 coming in the first half. Amanda Pasetes accounted for the lone Jacobs goal on a free kick.

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